Social identity theory describe

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  • Prejudice can be explained by our tendency to identify ourselves as part of a group (in-group), and to classify other people as either within or outside that group (out-group).
  • Conflict may not even be necessary for prejudice to occur, merely being in a group and being aware of the existence of another group is sufficient for prejudice to develop.
  • Social categorisation, we categorise ourselves and others as members of particular social groups - in groups and…

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